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PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTION

Gustave Loiseau
GELÉE BLANCHE
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 435,000 USD
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PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTION

Gustave Loiseau
GELÉE BLANCHE
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 435,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Gustave Loiseau
1865 - 1935
GELÉE BLANCHE
Signed G. Loiseau (lower right)
Oil on canvas
23 3/4 by 32 in.
60.3 by 81.2 cm
Painted in 1899.
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This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by Didier Imbert.

Provenance

Durand-Ruel, Paris (acquired directly from the artist on April 10, 1899)
Private Collection, France (acquired from the above on May 29, 1945)
Acquired circa 1985

Catalogue Note

In this work, Loiseau captures the crisp atmosphere of a winter's day in the French countryside. An expansive sky extends across the canvas over a riverbank that, despite the season, is far from barren. Its rich surface, composed of spontaneous brushwork and areas of thickly applied paint, exemplifies the artist's instinctive use of Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist techniques which he derived from his close relationship with Claude Monet (see fig. 1). In Gelée blanche, Loiseau eliminates almost every sign of human presence, choosing instead to focus on the extraordinarily dramatic possibilities of nature itself. 

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